Last Updated: December 14, 2022
Information ASC Collects
By using www.ascouncil.org, we may request that you provide personal information, including your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and other generalized background information. We also get information from your use of our services including how you use them.
ASC collects and utilizes different kinds of information voluntarily disclosed to ASC either online or in writing through publication order forms, meeting registration forms, surveys, and relevant emails to enable the processing of the order or registration.
We use personal information provided to improve the services we offer. This information is kept confidential by ASC and is used for internal purposes. We do not sell our email lists to third parties.
We use a third party provider, Constant Contact, to deliver our bulk email communications. We gather statistics on email open rates using industry standards to help us monitor engagement with those to whom we email and improve our communications. For more information please see https://www.constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-notice.
You may opt out of receiving additional communications from ASC by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our email communications or by emailing email@example.com to have your name removed from our lists.
ASC does not disclose credit card account information provided by our members or customers other than to credit card processors to process your purchase orders, registration, or donations. If you pay for registrations and/or products with a credit card, we collect your credit card number (employing industry standard security and encryption technologies), billing information and e-mail address to process your payment.
How ASC Uses Your Information
We use the information we gather on www.ascouncil.org, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving www.ascouncil.org, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. We additionally may employ Internet tracking and analytic tools such as Google Analytics to better understand and deliver a user experience. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin.
We use the information mentioned above in a number of ways, such as:
- Processing purchase transactions, meeting registrations, and donations;
- Periodic marketing messages;
- Verifying your identity, such as when using ASC’s Members-Only portions of our website;
- Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
- Performing analytics from surveys on the quality of ASC programs and events;
- Tallying ballot responses; and/or
- Complying with applicable legal requirements.
Security of the Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. We restrict access to personal information to ASC employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
What ASC Discloses to Others
ASC does not disclose your personal information to third parties, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of www.ascouncil.org.
ASC may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain vendors or partners with whom ASC has a contractual relationship. For example, we may share your information with:
- Credit card processors to process your payment, registration, or donation;
- Other ASC websites, such as adhesives.org/sealants.org; and/or
- Other organizations with whom we work to create the ASC EXPO and our other events.
We hold our vendors and partners to the same high level of data privacy standards that we use internally. ASC never sells your personal information to any organization, and our vendors and partners are required to hold your information confidential and for ASC-contracted purposes only.
Updating Your Information
You are entitled to change or update your personal information at any time by logging into www.ascouncil.org, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or contacting us at the telephone number or address below for assistance.
www.ascouncil.org operates under the control of Adhesive and Sealant Council with its principal place of business at 510 King Street, Suite 418, Alexandria, VA. You may also contact us at 301.986.9700.